I recently got a new job with the Army National Guard. As part of it, I do initial counseling, with everyone I supervise. One of the topics I discuss is the importance of having a mentor and it got me thinking. I can’t believe this isn’t something we haven’t devoted an episode to, because it is something that has helped me immensely in my business. I have had a variety of mentors in my life. My grandpa taught me how to work on his farm. My dad has taught me valuable business principles.
Better late than never, so in this week’s episode, we’ll be going over the 5 W’s of a Mentor:
- Who makes a good mentor
- What do you look for in a mentor
- When should you look for one
- Where do you find a mentor
- Why do you need a good mentor
This Week’s Impact Tip
Don’t lose your childhood confidence. If you have ever watched a toddler, you have seen them do things you know they are probably going to fail at, but they have the confidence to do them anyway. That is how they learn. Don’t be afraid to fail. Don’t be afraid to ask a mentor to help you. You may have to ask 10 people before you find the one who is the right fit for you. The price you pay to go through the 9 failures will be worth it to find the 1 who fits.